What to do this week in Pittsburgh: Sept. 16-22, 2019

A witchy festival, Oktoberfest brews, a visit from the Rickmobile, four days of laughs — what a week is ahead. Here’s what else is coming up for the next seven days.

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Incline events

🥂 Monday, Sept. 30: Meet the up-and-comers in Pittsburgh food & beverage at our latest Who’s Next happy hour (Downtown)

💛 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Celebrate the 412 love at What’s Next: A Community Celebration, our third birthday bash (Allegheny Center)

Partner events

🤣 Thursday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 22: Laugh ’til it hurts at the Steel City Improv Festival while enjoying improv comedy from 150+ performers and headliners from New York, Chicago, and LA over four hilarious nights (Shadyside and Downtown)

🤤 Thursday, Sept. 26: Sample dozens of dishes from Pittsburgh’s finest chefs at Savor Pittsburgh, a celebration of cuisine benefitting Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (Oakland)

Other events you’ll love

Monday, Sept. 16

📚 Try your hand at bookbinding and make your own zine (Oakland)

🕯 Make your own custom-scented soy candle (Garfield)

👟 Play ball — dodgeball, that is (East Liberty)

📍 Learn about the plans for the future of Hazelwood (Hazelwood)

⚡️ Put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test (Station Square)

Tuesday, Sept. 17

🗣 Hear from the experts for a non-partisan conversation about marijauana legalization in Pennsylvania (Downtown)

☘️ Celebrate ‘halfway to St. Paddy’s Day’ (Carnegie)

🖼 Buy local art and local produce at the Farmer+Artist Market (Lawrenceville)

🎶 Soak up the late summer vibes with JazzLive (Downtown)

Wednesday, Sept. 18

💵 Pick up some tips on financing a small business (Oakland)

🤖 Celebrate the launch of Startup Pittsburgh (Strip District)

📖 Hear from Vietnam War veteran and renowned author Tim O’Brien (Strip District)

🍎 Learn how to compost (Sewickley)

🏡 Peek inside Pittsburgh’s mansions at this free lecture (Lawrenceville)

🎟 Play bingo for a chance to win tickets to a Bob Ross Happy Little Trees Painting Class (Lincoln Lemington Belmar)

Thursday, Sept. 19

🗞 Bring your teen to this fake news and information literacy workshop (Sewickley)

💕 Explore Carnegie Museum of Art while questioning the meaning of intimacy (Oakland)

🖼 Attend the opening of “Woman It Woman: An Exhibition of the #notwhite collective” at Carlow (Oakland)

Friday, Sept. 20

🎶 Rock out at the Thrival Music Festival (Oakland)

🎸 Support women musicians at Ladyfest — through Sunday (Lawrenceville)

👗 Watch “The True Cost” and talk about shopping sustainably with Style 412 (Lawrenceville)

📸 Snap a photo with the Rickmobile (Larmier)

🎨 Explore the concepts of beauty and ugliness at the James Gallery’s Pretty Ugly opening (West End)

Saturday, Sept. 21

🐟 Celebrate 107 years of Wholey’s (Strip District)

🗑 Redd up around tahn at the Garbage Olympics (Multiple neighborhoods)

💧 Learn about sewer overflows, watersheds, and stormwater at the Alcosan open house (Marshall-Shadeland)

🥁 Dance it out at Ska Fest (Lawrenceville)

🍺 Say “prost!” at Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest (Troy Hill)

Sunday, Sept. 22

🔮 Get witchy at the Bitchcraft Fair (Downtown)

🍴 Eat delicious dumplings from dozens of pierogi purveyors at the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival (West Mifflin)

☁️ Paint some happy little trees a la Bob Ross (Lincoln Lemington Belmar)

🎃 Cheer on the pups at the The Great Pup-Kin Race (Homestead)

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